NOTICE: Paradise Inn is scheduled for a facelift and we are thrilled to enter this next chapter in our history! The Annex of the Inn will be closed beginning August 2017 through May 2019 for renovations. THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION, THE MAIN PORTION OF PARADISE INN WILL REMAIN OPEN. Our Dining Room, Tatoosh Café, Gift Shop, and lodging (in the Inn) will all be open and we look forward to welcoming you.

Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives


  • Seeks to increase retail offerings in our retail locations with made in the USA and recycled content products.
  • Purchases recycled paper and compostable service ware for grab and go operations.
  • Reviews all new chemicals introduced into our park operations for environmental attributes.
  • Purchases eco-friendly or sustainable cleaning chemicals.
  • Eliminating paper bags – reusable totes are available; bring it back for future purchase or reuse at home.
  • Facial and Toilet tissue are Green Seal certified.
  • Source local foods where feasible within 500 miles.
  • All salmon is Alaska wild-caught. While not local, it is recognized as the gold standard for seafood sustainability.

  • Manages a comprehensive recycling program for all operations.
  • Composts at both Dining Rooms and at the Tatoosh Café.
  • All used cooking oil is recycled and converted to biodiesel.
  • Reuse cardboard boxes and packaging materials for mail orders and deliveries whenever possible.
  • Recycles batteries and print cartridges from office operations; uses recycled paper for printing.
  • Installed recycling receptacles in shared guest spaces to encourage recycling.
  • Recycles all fluorescent bulbs from our operations.
  • Recycles all electronic waste.
  • Recycles all used soap and donates to a local homeless mission.
  • Diverting tons of waste on an annual basis.
  • All used bedding and other soft goods are donated to a local homeless shelter or the Goodwill.

  • Hydration stations located throughout the park phasing out single use bottles and opting for reusable bottles.
  • Replaces towels and linens in guest rooms after three days to reduce water and detergent use unless visitors request more frequent replacement.
  • Water Faucets at National Park Inn are low-flow.
  • Currently in process of installing an energy management program in lodging and associate housing that includes motion detector lighting and wireless thermostats.
  • Installed energy efficient boilers in our hotels which use less fuel for the heat they produce.

  • Four of our transportation vans and one maintenance vehicle were replaced with propane converted vehicles.
  • Provide associate shuttles that transport staff and supplies up and down the mountain April-October reducing emissions and helping to eliminate congested parking in the park.
  • 85% of deliveries are dropped off at our Warehouse and combined onto a scheduled delivery truck to reduce the carbon footprint.

  • ISO-14001 International Environmental Standard Certified. Received re-certification in 2017 which is good for another 3 years.
  • Received Washington Lodging Association’s Good Earth keeping Award for 2017.